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350 South 5th Street, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Council Member Lisa Bender

See Ward 10 neighborhoods and boundaries

Welcome to Ward 10

Ward 10 includes the neighborhoods of East Harriet, ECCO, Lowry Hill East, South Uptown and Whittier. Ward 10 neighborhoods are home to a mix of renters, who make up nearly 80% of the Ward's population, homeowners, and hundreds of locally-owned businesses.

Council Member Lisa Bender was elected to serve Ward 10 in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. She was unanimously elected by her colleagues to serve as President of the City Council this term and supported a City Council structure that empowered each of her colleagues to provide leadership in priority areas for their Wards. Council President Bender chairs City Council meetings and typically serves on the Executive Committee, Housing Committee, Transportation and Public Works Committee, Zoning and Planning Committee and the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

Following the declaration of local public health emergency in March 2020, Council President Bender lead the re-organization of the City Council to serve the community during the public health pandemic. In the re-organized structure, she chairs the Policy and Government Oversight Committee, the City Council meetings and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Estimate and Taxation. All City Council and committee meetings can be found in the City's Legislative Information Management System.

The Ward 10 office has two staff who work to support our constituents and businesses, support projects and policy priorities for Ward 10, support the work of the City Council as a body, and respond to communications inquiries.

You can call the Ward 10 office at 612-673-2210.

For scheduling inquiries, please contact Tina at [email protected]

Our Work Ahead

When I was first elected to serve Ward 10 in 2013, I heard loud and clear from our community a clear desire for change: stronger worker protections, more housing options, expanded emergency shelter and protections for renters, safer streets for all users and more dedicated action at the local level to racial injustice and climate change. Since then, Minneapolis has made huge progress in responding to these calls for change, in deep partnership with our community. And there is so much more to do.

Despite the challenges of a Presidential administration that repeatedly attacks our local communities, a global pandemic and a national economic crisis, I am focused on continuing all of the work we've accomplished so far together, no matter what barriers and challenges arise. In Minneapolis, we stand 100% ready to fight for civil liberties and freedoms that our country was founded upon and to continue to dismantle and correct our nation's history of racial injustice. We will continue, in the 10th ward office, to bring great care to problems large and small, from flooded alleys and potholes, to community safety, affordable housing, safe streets for all, and worker protections.

My staff and I are happy and honored to work with you and to serve you. All of our work is guided by you: the values, feedback and involvement of the residents of Ward 10. Please keep your emails and calls coming; your ideas inspire us and direct our work. We are always here to help with any question or challenge that we can help solve. It is such an honor to serve and work with you.

Here are just a few of the things we've accomplished together and what we'll keep working on through 2021:

Expanding Housing Options and Improving Development Quality:

Improving Streets for Walking, Biking, and Transit and Increasing Transportation Choice:

Advancing Racial and Economic Justice:

Protecting our Health and the Environment:

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Last updated Jul 6, 2020



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